England Athletics News


Journey to the Gold Coast: Niamh Emerson

On the 4th April 2018 the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be getting underway on Australia's Gold Coast. In October, Team England announced which athletes had been selected to take the 75 allocated places on the athletics squad, and those athletes will now be preparing for what is considered the competition pinnacle for England representative teams. We will be catching up with various members of the squad as they set their sights on next year's event in Queensland. For some athletes this will be their first taste of a multi-sport competition, while others bring extensive experience to a squad that already boasts 18 previous Commonwealth medals.

National Hurdles Conference full of energy and enthusiasm

35 coaches attended the National Hurdles Conference at Aston University recently. The theme of the conference was 'Developing Optimal Mindset and Technique of a Hurdler.' Speakers included Mikkel Larsen, coach to Olympic medallist Sara Peterson, Istvan Tomhauser the Hungarian National Hurdles Coach, UK Hurdles coach Nick Dakin, Olympian Rhys Williams, and England Athletics Coach and Athlete Development Manager James Hillier.

An evening with Olympic athlete Laura Weightman and leading running coach David Lowes

DW Sports are our latest partner and they invite you to celebrate the opening of the new DW Sports store at the intu Metrocentre in Gateshead at 6pm this Wednesday 13 December. Laura Weightman, 1500m finalist at the recent World Athletics Championships, will be talking about her journey in athletics and hosting a QA session. Plus, David Lowes will be delivering a winter training talk and running drills. This will be followed by gait analysis and exclusive retail offers.

Support for the Road Running Community from England Athletics

Over 98% of England Athletics' affiliated clubs offer Road Running - this includes Road Running only clubs and Track Field clubs. In addition to the benefits all affiliated clubs can access, England Athletics have introduced initiatives and programmes that offer specific support to Road Running Clubs. A summary of the support on offer is highlighted

National and Regional Athlete and Coach workshops

This autumn and winter England Athletics has launched a new series of event specific workshops which see coaches and their athletics coming together for training and development opportunities. These events have been well received by the coaches and athletes with more events planned for early 2018 that you can now book on to.

Commonwealth Games England Para Athletics squad for 2018 Games announced

Paralympic and World champions Sophie Hahn and Kadeena Cox are among 18 para athletes announced for Team England's athletics squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Both starred at this summer's World Para Athletics Championships in London; Hahn winning double gold in the T38 100m and 200m, while Cox sealed the T38 400m title along with winning two further medals. They will be competing at their first Commonwealth Games in the T38 100m.

Olympic gold medallist Thomas Rohler hosts Javelin Masterclass

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December saw a very special guest visit Loughborough University for a set of Javelin Masterclass Events. Rio 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist flew over especially for the event and was able to showcase not only his phenomenal athletic skills, but also his ability to inspire a group of javelin throwers and coaches.

Supporting Athletes with Eating Disorders - January Webinar by Female Coaching Network

Following high demand for December's webinar on this subject the Female Coaching Networkwill be delivering a second webinar on Wednesday 10 January 2017. This webinar aims to help sports professionals and volunteers, specifically coaches, working with athletes of all ages and abilities to detect possible eating problems at an early stage as well as looking at subjects such as how coaches can contribute to reducing the eating disorder risk and how coaches can support athletes who are currently experiencing eating problems.